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Anna Baumgart was born in 1966 in Wroclaw, Poland. She is a multimedia artist who represents a feminism focused on personal, often hidden, problems and obsessions.
Baumgart´s art is highly involved in feministic subjects - in her objects and video projections she has been studying the schemes of women´s behaviours as well as perceiving the women´s role. She is specially interested in the relations between mother and a daughter.
Apart of the artistic work Baumgart is also involved in social and organisational activities on the art scene.
- in 1994-1995 she co-created the program of Gdansk´s "Delicatessen Avantgarde Gallery" and Salon of Video Art project.
- in 1998 founded the Bureau for Creative Initiatives
- in years 2002-2006 lead The Cafe Baumgart at the CCA "Zamek Ujazdowski"


- in 1994 Baumgart graduated from the department of sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (atelier of prof. Franciszek Duszenka).
- in 1994 she had her first solo exhibition, receiving in 1995 the Award of the City of Gdansk for the Most Interesting Debut.
- In the 1990s she collaborated with the most important centers of the Gdansk artistic scene: Wyspa Gallery, Spichz 7 Gallery, Baltic Sea Cultural Center and CCA "Bathhouse".



Production / Performance,
2005/2006 - Bezsennosc w TR, Teatr Rozmaitosci, Warsaw 1996 - Kontperformance, Galeria Kont, Lublin 1995 - Fulguration, Galeria S, Torun 1995 - Here Performance, Performance Festival, Torun 1995 - Art Fort, St Benedict´s Fort, Krakow

Group exhibitions:

Exhibition / Installation,
2007 - Global Feminisms, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York 2007 - Zwyczajny terror, Galeria Entropia, Wroclaw 2007 - Kobieta o kobiecie, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala 2006 - Zwyczajny terror, Galeria Sektor I, Katowice 2006 - Temps d´images, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw 2005 - Piekno, czyli efekty malarskie, Galeria BWA, Zielona Gora 2005 - Boys, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow 2005 - Madonna, Kunsthaus Dresden Stadtische Galerie fur Gegenwartskuns, Dresden 2005 - POLKA - medium, cien, wyobrazenie, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa 2005 - Egocentric, Immoral, Outdated, National Gallery of Art Zacheta Warszawa 2005 - Absolwent. Roznice - Konteksty - Alternatywy, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk 2005 - Mother´s Day, Galeria XXI, Warszawa 2004 - Pod flaga bialo-czerwona. Nowa sztuka z Polski, Moskwa ,Wilno, Latvia 2004 - Beyond the Red Horizon, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa 2004 - Piekno, czyli efekty malarskie, PGS, Bielsko-Biala 2004 - Made in Poland, POLART, Strasburg 2004 - Terra Polska, Kulturbrauerei - Galerie Am Kino, Berlin 2004 - Videozoom, Sala 1, Rzym 2004 - Ekstatic, Histerics & Other Saintly Ladys, PGS, Sopot/Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sopot 2003 - Coop-Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bukareszt 2003 - Videozoom, Palazzo San Carluccio, Viterbo 2003 - Videoformes 2004, Clermont Ferrand 2003 - White Mazur, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin 2003 - Integration, Galeria Program, Warszawa 2002 - Semiotic Landscape, Charim Galerie, Wien 2002 - The Young are Realists, really, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw 2002 - Lodz lotka Bold, Galeria Manhattan, Lodz 2002 - Dangerous liasons, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan 2001 - Woman about the woman, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala 2001 - Male, Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje, Slovenia 2000 - Scena 2000, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa 2000 - Eight, Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw 1999 - In the Face of the Apocalypse. The Kiss of Death, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala 1999 - World´s Women On-Line, 1999 - Talk. Berlin - Warsaw, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa 1999 - Public Relation, Łaźnia/ Bathhouse CCA, Gdansk 1999 - VII Media Art Biennale WRO´99, Wroclaw 1998 - At the Time of Writing, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa 1998 - Video Art Festival: North-South, Art Bunker, Krakow 1997 - In the Face of the Apocalypse, Galeria Spiz 7, Gdansk 1997 - Video Art Salon, BWA, Sopot 1996 - Biennial of New Art, BWA, Zielona Gora 1996 - Avangarde Delicatessen, Kunstraum, Dusseldorf 1996 - Status Quo, National Museum, Warsaw 1995 - March Mating 3, Artists´ Museum, Lodz 1995 - Status Quo, CRP/ Centre for Polish Sculpture, Oronsko 1995 - Here Performance, Performance Festival, Torun 1995 - Focus, Galeria Spichz 7, Gdansk 1995 - Endless, Former Municipal Bathhouse, Gdansk 1994 - Protein, Artists´ Museum, Lodz 1994 - Praxis, Open Atelier, Former Municipal Bathhouse, Gdansk; CRP/ Centre for Polish Sculpture, Oronsko 1994 - Midnight Shakespeare, Avangarde Delicatessen, Galeria Wyspa, Gdansk 1994 - Against Violence, Avangarde Delicatessen, Gdansk 1994 - Heretics of Gdansk, Avangarde Delicatessen, Gdansk

Individual exhibitions:

Exhibition / Installation,
2007 - Lady Dark, re:wizja Gallery, BSCC, Gdansk 2006 - Weronika. AP, galeria Le Guern, Warszawa 2005 - Bezsennosc w TR, Teatr Rozmaitosci, Warszawa 2005 - Projected Visions. Video Art in Poland, Goethe Institute, Thessaloniki; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloníki 2005 - Histeryczki, ekstatyczki i inne swiete, Galeria Potocka, Krakow, Poland 2004 - Kolekcja Wstydliwych Gestow, Anna Baumgart/Birgit Brener/ Collection of Shameful Gestures, National Gallery of Art Zacheta, Warszawa 2003 - Videospriz, StudioTommasco, Triest 2003 - Pretty communications, Gallery Presstor, Bratyslawa 2002 - Wianek cierniowy i roza. Anna Baumgart, Aleksandra Polisiewicz, Galeria XX1, Warszawa 2001 - True?, National Gallery of Art Zacheta, Warszawa 1999 - Filmy o milosci, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa 1998 - Miedzynarodowe Centrum Sztuki, Poznan 1998 - Innocence of Interpretations, State Art Gallery, Sopot 1997 - The Safe Asylum of One´s Own Powerlessness, Galeria Spiz, Gdansk; Galeria Prowincjonalna, Slubice - Everything she does in between, Galeria Gl, Zielona Gora 1996 - The Safe Asylumof One´s Own Powerlessness, Galeria ON, Poznan 1995 - Timszel, Galeria Wyspa, Gdansk 1995 - They say that who is far away is coming back, Galeria nad Wisla, Torun 1994 - In Maja, Galeria Foyer Teatru Wybrzeze, Gdansk 1994 - Timszel - fragments, FRZG Mozg, Bydgoszcz 1994 - Post Scriptum, Avangarde Delicatessen, Gdansk